Thank you for being a part of APA 2020! We know that waiting for your results can feel like a lifetime, so here are some key dates to keep in mind over the next month!

28th of October 2020

Preliminary Judging starts. For two weeks from this date, our Preliminary Committee will be carefully considering each and every submission entered into APA. This is the stage where will be developing a shortlist of submissions to proceed on to the next round of consideration.

16th of November 2020

On this date we will be notifying all entrants via email and text, letting you know whether or not your images have made it through to the Finalist round of judging.

Week of 23rd of November 2020

This is the winner’s announcement week! During this week we will be releasing all of the winning and finalist images via social media and our website. We won’t be contacting everybody directly during this time as you will already know if you are in the running as a finalist. We ask that you keep your eyes peeled for our announcements and check in with our Facebook, Instagram and Website regularly during this week to see who has landed where!

We want to thank each one of our entrants for contributing to make APA 2020 our biggest year yet, with more submissions than ever before! If you have any questions during this time, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to share and celebrate Australian photography with you for 2020, and to continue to do so for the years to come!










APA is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia. Since launching in 2016 we continue to discover Australia’s most original and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. Each year we reward emerging talent alongside some of Australia’s most established photographers. 

In 2020 we are excited to offer eight diverse categories including Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife / Animal, Documentary, Travel / Street & Open / Illustrative alongside Student and Junior (13 and under). We extend a huge prize pool of cash & cameras along with the opportunity to have your work published and considered by a committee of some of Australia’s best visual artists.

Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available. 

Opening 17 August – Closing 26 October. No extended deadlines